For John, BLUF: Bolivarian Socialism is not a good solution. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is the lede plus one:
Facing a bread shortage that is spawning massive lines and souring the national mood, the Venezuelan government is responding this week by detaining bakers and seizing establishments.Well, it isn't like it is rampant. However, it is a bad sign. Socialism needs strong central control.
In a press release, the National Superintendent for the Defense of Socioeconomic Rights said it had charged four people and temporarily seized two bakeries as the socialist administration accused bakers of being part of a broad “economic war” aimed at destabilizing the country.
It takes a strong police state to fight the economic laws.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff